Norwegian Transport Minister in talks with Sweden about Oslo-Stockholm express train

Knut Arild HareidePhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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Norway and Sweden have agreed to take a closer look at preparing a report on high-speed trains between Stockholm and Oslo, Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide (KrF) said on Sunday.

“I envision a report that looks at the railway connection between Oslo and Stockholm,” Hareide told news bureau NTB.

The Swedish government wants to look more closely at the possibilities for high-speed trains between Stockholm and Oslo.

Minister of Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth wrote on Twitter on Friday that he had talks with Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide (KrF) about the issue, and Hareide confirmed the meeting to NTB.

“We agreed to look more closely at (the possibility of) such a report (on the issue) and have established a dialogue between our two ministries, as well as contact between our respective transport agencies,” Hareide said.

Few details

“Much of the work will be based on what has already been done by the Swedish authorities, as well as based on assessments recently carried out in connection with the preparation of KVU for the Kongsvinger line.

“Among other things, key points in the report could include capacity assessments and cost estimation,” he added.

The next step will be for the Norwegian and Swedish authorities to jointly prepare a mandate for such an assignment.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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